The intent of the best artwork in my opinion is to challenge the viewpoints of all that it encounters. With that being said, I challenge both the youth and elder generations to confront their ideals face to face on what is, and is not considered art defined as hiphop, free of bias.
Out of the thousands of available post 80's/ early 90's records I sample from daily, I specifically handpicked "Terminator X" for the sole purpose of revitalizing the spirit of challenging authority. We live in a day and age where the true definition of any artistry has become a loosely thrown-around adjective for anyone attempting to draw attention to self, many with the intent or the pursuit of fame, without regard for the craft they proclaim.
Many will take this as a direct target at the various southern-based market, on the contrary I am an avid listener, and a true fan of their artistry. My initial anger is not with the level of articulates, (in the almost 40 years of Hip-Hop, there has always been wack rappers with a motive, it is in fact with the "flattery" as the sincerest form of "imitation"(see what I did there?. Regardless of profession, aesthetic, or style of artistry, this is something our generation is over overindulgent in. They will eventually get the gist.... And if not, It's time for termination. (insert skull and crossbones)
#Legendbound 2017.

Lyrics

Hands (3x) in the air one/ time If you feeling alive Right now./ ...they can’t tie me down got these wings on my/ back I should be touching the sky right now./ …it can’t get no better i’m in love with the present/, feel it ain't a better time right now./ ... If you up i wouldn’t try right now. Cause i’m feeling like it mine right now.
Hands (3x) in the air one/ time If you feeling alive Right now./ ...the one that slept on, but you are in the/ presence of a king in his prime right now./ …it can’t get no better i’m in love with the present/, feel it ain't a better time right now./ ... If you up i wouldn’t try right now. Cause i’m feeling like it mine right now

I'm from a era where I don't settle unless it's A1 while everyone tryna get they cake up.
my/ whole team mobbing you tryna under rate us, it's time/ to meet your maker, we raise like elevators/ ( terminator). Runnin wit chuckie dolls on my mind set./ Cause this feel like child's play/ (terminator) might not be poppin but i’m of my/ rocker I do/ NOT have time for no nonsense/ came in this game to make’em raise up they caliber./ we ain’t the same i don’t got time for these amatuers./ iccabod crane, my head been gone for a minute now./ 1 should hear about. Best kept secret from/ philly to like the Vatican. Diabolical flow that can't be picked by the scavengers. Mad scientist in the lab/ in need of cadavers to, practice on enter/ arena next pending challenger, watch the casualty tally up. i’m shout out, the empty clip after air raid./ a mad house of menaces is my mindstate. / I stay lit as if it’s purple in my cup/ but the contents is sugar, water, and oh yeah!/ that went over the head of the lame ears./ i’m dey la roc, we rage against the maschine here./ nay sayers try to knock me off the high horse,/ but i’m skywalking through the clouds like I'm raindeer.

Hook:

Hands (3x) in the air one/ time If you feeling alive Right now./ ...they can’t tie me down got these wings on my/ back I should be touching the sky right now./ …it can’t get no better i’m in love with the present/, feel it ain't a better time right now./ ... If you up i wouldn’t try right now. Cause i’m feeling like it mine right now.
Hands (3x) in the air one/ time If you feeling alive Right now./ ...the one that slept on, but you are in the/ presence of a king in his prime right now./ …it can’t get no better i’m in love with the present/, feel it ain't a better time right now./ ... If you up i wouldn’t try right now. Cause i’m feeling like it mine right now.

Verse 2:
Blessed wit the gift/ of gab, i never stop babbling Entering/ 17 like no time for shenanigans. better prepare/ wit yo microphone on my avenue, i’ll leave you/ standing still like the challenge of mannequins. We come from the/ squalid and the sand, they ain’t play us then. We was never/ given out a lane, we created it. We could never/ open up the show, now we main event. They stupid, i /educate like, Allow me to re-culture a/ cultureless wasteland at its last armed with none but a/ mask and a spray can for the blast i am a giant, the/ titan, you can’t past. Dark clouds in your sky, know that/ i’ll be yo rain man. It’s a slaughter up against the/ bound we ain't fair. Enemy to the public The/ ones to keep the scope on posted stance. Guess I'm over they heads, too lyrical, all cause/ I ain't rode the wave where everybody else flow like/ I ride in my own lane, I/ drive like i stole it, gotta keep motion./ my pockets on swollen/ get outta my focus (WHAT ABOUT THE CULTURE!!!)/ homebread, i be reppin philly like i’m spose to./ gone ham spread spread the pandemic like ebola./
Cut from the greatest. a new quest like second/ coming of tongues native let’em know that I ain’t playing (Terminator X)

Hook:

Hands (3x) in the air one/ time If you feeling alive Right now./ ...they can’t tie me down got these wings on my/ back I should be touching the sky right now./ …it can’t get no better i’m in love with the present/, feel it ain't a better time right now./ ... If you up i wouldn’t try right now. Cause i’m feeling like it mine right now.
Hands (3x) in the air one/ time If you feeling alive Right now./ ...the one that slept on, but you are in the/ presence of a king in his prime right now./ …it can’t get no better i’m in love with the present/, feel it ain't a better time right now./ ... If you up i wouldn’t try right now. Cause i’m feeling like it mine right now.